Bayern Munich seems to have forgotten about title prolongation in the Bundesliga for good. Der Rekordmeister lost 0-2 to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, which triumphed against its rival for the first time since 2014. Leader Bayer Leverkusen won 2-1 against TSG Hoffenheim earlier in the day after a miraculous comeback and now has a lead over Bayern of no less than thirteen points.

At Bayern there was a starting place for Matthijs de Ligt, who was assisted by Eric Dier in the heart of the defense. Harry Kane suffered an injury with the England national team, but was fit enough to start against Dortmund. Noussair Mazraoui was, as is often the case, the bench seat. Bee BVB Ian Maatsen started as expected as left back. Donyell Malen was not included in the match selection because he was injured from the international match with the Dutch team. Sébastien Haller started on the bench.

Bayern knew that Leverkusen had won, but that did not ensure a flashy start for the home club. It was Dortmund that took the lead after ten minutes in the Allianz Arena. Julian Brandt put Karim Adeyemi away and the left winger scored from a difficult angle. Goalkeeper Sven Ulreich was still there, but that was not enough to prevent the 0-1.

Bayern tried to fight back into the match and also had opportunities before half time. Joshua Kimmich regularly managed to reach Harry Kane from the right. However, the attack leader failed to erase the early deficit. Dortmund, quarter-finalists in the Champions League, reached halftime with a tiny lead.

Tuchel did not intervene halfway through, but the coach did so after an hour of play. Thomas Müller, Leroy Sané and Jamal Musiala made way for Mathys Tel, Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry. Mazraoui made his appearance more than twenty minutes before time. A minute later, Haller was sent onto the field by Dortmund coach Edin Terzic. Niclas Füllkrug, who scored the winner for Germany against the Dutch team (2-1), was allowed to rest.

Bayern took a hammer blow ten minutes before the end. After a smooth counter, Julian Ryerson blasted the ball into the far corner: 0-2. It seemed to be getting exciting when Kane headed in on a pass from Mazraoui. After a VAR check, the Englishman's 32nd competition goal was canceled for offside. So there was no comeback and for Bayern the title seems to be finally disappearing from view.

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